Making an application

If you are making a planning application relating to land within the Legacy Corporation Planning Area, this must be submitted to the Legacy Corporation, rather than to the local borough.

You can click here to see a map of the area.  It includes parts of the London Boroughs of Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The only exceptions are an Application for a Lawful Development Certificate (for an Existing use, Proposed use, or Operation or Activity in Breach of a Planning Condition) or a Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development.  For these, you should continue to apply to the relevant local authority.


How to apply

We accept planning applications electronically via the Planning Portal, which is the Government’s central planning service and lets you submit and manage an application entirely online.  We also accept applications by mail or in person, but we would encourage you to use the Planning Portal where possible, as this provides the quickest route for processing an application.

However you decide to submit an application, you will need to visit the Planning Portal to prepare your application.  

There, you can also find help and information on how to apply, as well as options to buy a site location plan and block plan.  These show the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on and are a requirement of any application.

Once you have prepared your planning application you can submit it electronically via the Planning Portal, however you will still be required to submit a minimum of two hard copies of the planning application form and all associated documentation. This should be sent to the Planning Policy & Decisions Team at the address below. Alternatively you can submit your application and accompanying documentation to us in hard copy (a minimum of two copies) together with an electronic version on disc or memory stick.

Planning Policy and Decisions Team
London Legacy Development Corporation
Level 10
1 Stratford Place
Montfichet Road
E20 1EJ


Before you apply

We encourage you to discuss your planning proposals with a member of our Planning Policy and Decisions Team (PPDT) before making an application. This is particularly important for large and more complex planning schemes. 

We can advise you on which documents and drawings are necessary, and make sure you have everything in place for assessment of your scheme to begin. A list of everything required for an assessment to start can be found here.  

To talk to an officer about any of the above, get in touch.


How to pay

Your planning application must be accompanied by a fee that is set by the Government. Details of the fee are set out on the Planning Portal.

You can pay by cheque, made payable to the London Legacy Development Corporation – Planning Policy and Decisions Team, or contact us to arrange a bank transfer on 020 3288 8820. Please send your cheque with a covering letter to our office address.